Wellness Wednesday 12: Me Time

Welcome to the 12th week of Wellness Wednesday, lovelies!

I’m writing the draft of this post from work – at lunch break of course! Currently on day 3 in my new job so I’m still learning a lot of new things and trying to settle into my new routines.

Prompt no 5 was what I really wanted to pick but I will have to go with an easier one this week.

Me Time

Being a mom, a single mom and now a working full time single mom… Me time is crucial!

I learned awhile ago that I simply cannot do everything on my own and when my “tank” is blinking low…I just can’t function the way I suppose to.

In came Me Time, and personally it doesn’t take a fancy spa treatments (although a spa would totally be heaven right now!) to recharge. To refuel. To get centered again. Even a few minutes a day really helps and here’s what works for me:

1. Music. I need to listen to relaxing music at least once a day. Usually before bed too. Now, I can safely say I am able to enjoy music whenever and wherever I need to. Be it in my crazy morning commute, standing inside a choked full of train swaying as the carriage headed down town. I just close my eyes. Ear buds in, music playing. Crazy I know but it allows me to not getting so caught up in the uncomfortable moments of being in a scene that looks like this.


2. Working out. Sweating in the gym is my me time. Lifting, yoga, even walking on the treadmill is my favorite me time. One I hope I could get back into once everything is settled here with my new job. The office have a gym that I can use so I am so excited about that!

3. Writing. Yes, putting my thoughts and feelings into words are not only therapeutic but also serves as a precious me time.

4. Coffee/tea…paired up with music and writing? Perfect combo!

5. Times spent with friends. Having friends that you can really connect to is not only healthy but also important for your soul. I love my girl friends and hanging out with them, laughing and just being me really helps me staying sane.

So there you go!

Will you join Rina and I this week?


  • When do you workout? Morning, Afternoon, Evening?
  • The best advice about fitness/health that you’ve ever received
  • Cheat meals recipe. Share your fave with us.
  • Me time. Describe it.
  • There’s an app for that…What’s your favorite wellness/healthy living/fitness apps?


  • Tell us about your favorite restaurant that offer your favorite wellness menu.
  • Your choice of portable exercise gear that you can bring to work or anywhere else.
  • Funny story you have with doctor visit experience.
  • What is happiness?
  • Your secret remedy for muscle soreness?

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1. Pick one prompt that we will post every Wednesday, blog about it and link up with us. Be creative. Vlogs are more than welcome!

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Scoops of Joy



  1. March 26, 2015 / 4:18 am

    Three days in! I hope it’s going very well.
    That scene above scares me a bit, but I’m from a very populated area and I think headphones are definitely the key for me too! Music.

  2. March 26, 2015 / 8:16 am

    Hi lovely, we chose the same prompt. I agree Me Time is crucial to our sanity. I think being a writer too, our minds are always so full, so it is important to get our own space and clear our minds. Hope your job is going well xx

  3. March 26, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    Came over from Mackenzie’s blog! First, I love your blog name, Maureen!

    Wonderful prompts! I would love to participate in Wellness Wednesdays with my health blog! Thank you so much for the motivation!

    Love, and looking forward to connecting!

  4. March 30, 2015 / 9:33 am

    Thank you for the reminder that something as simple as music can make some claustrophobic time on the train more enjoyable.

  5. April 1, 2015 / 9:42 am

    sleeping…actually bath time…bathroom time is also perfect me time for me nowadays hahahaa…

  6. April 2, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    I am a fan of “me time”. It is easy to forget about ourselves when we are so busy with others. I’m looking forward joining the linkup again soon.

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